As part of its Batch 4 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects, TotalEnergies and its partners have inaugurated projects in Borno, Benue, Kaduna, Gombe, Delta and Anambra states.
A statement posted on the company’s website on Sunday said the projects ranged from a fully equipped solar-powered science laboratory, water treatment plants to a solar-powered ICT center and a drilling.
The statement said that while the Federal Government Girls College, Gboko, Benue, received a fully equipped solar-powered science laboratory, the Nawfia community in Anambra received two solar-powered boreholes and a water treatment plant. .
He said that a fully equipped solar-powered ICT center with a mini theater has been handed over to the Federal College of Education, Kongo, Zaria, Kaduna State and the Doma community of Gombe.
The Jere community in Borno also got a solar-powered skills and development center for women, according to the statement.
He said the center consists of four training rooms, 15 desktop computers, 34 sewing machines, an auditorium with a seating capacity of 400, a 15 kVA generator, accommodation for staff, a catering unit and other facilities.
Mike Sangster, managing director of TotalEnergies Upstream Companies in Nigeria, said the partners include Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, Prime 130 and Sapetro.
He said the move was part of his CSR initiative to have a positive impact on the lives of his host communities in Nigeria.
According to him, the projects scattered across the country were born from the need to fill the gaps in qualitative and technical education, maternal and child health, access to drinking water and empowerment of women and young people.
He said: “The projects are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“The locations for these projects were also very carefully chosen for maximum impact, based on a needs assessment conducted prior to deployment.
“As already mentioned, the project we are commissioning today is one of many deployed across the country.
“Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to be physically present with you today.
“However, we have adopted this efficient and effective remote commissioning strategy to ensure the delivery of all completed projects.
“As we hand over the project to you today, we implore you to ensure its sustainable use to have a positive impact on people.”
Mr. Bala Wunti, Group Managing Director, National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), said the projects would alleviate the difficulties faced by locals, especially women and children in the region, in obtaining oil. potable and portable water.
He said: “At NNPC, our vision for social intervention is to continue to operate in an ethical and sustainable manner and to address the environmental and social impacts occasioned by our activities.
“We are proud of our slogan ‘We touch your life in many positive ways’, hence the endorsement of the deployment of various CSR projects by our operators across the country for maximum impact. »
“The NNPC will continue to consistently advocate for the implementation of sustainable community development projects that will have a positive impact on the lives of the citizens of this country.
On behalf of the partners, Mr. Luc Vanson, Managing Director of Prime 130, said the company was proud to be part of such a worthy initiative, especially because clean water is such an essential commodity.
“On behalf of the partners, we are proud to identify with the project as we want to ensure that Nigerians have access to quality education, safe drinking water and a healthcare system of international standards,” he said. -he declares.